When To Prep Before Chalk Paint

Learn how and when to prep furniture before painting with chalk paint. {Canary Street Crafts}

We get a lot of questions from people new to chalk paint who want to know if it truly is a no-prep paint.  And the answer is yes and no.  Chalk paint adheres to furniture beautifully without the use of primer and (usually) no sanding.  A quick cleaning is typically all you need.  With that being said, there’s very rarely a piece of furniture that goes through our shop that doesn’t need some type of prep work before paint.  Because when you’re working with used furniture, it’s typically been loved on for quite a few years.  It’s scratched and peeling and dirty, and if you just whip out a brush and start painting, you probably won’t end up with the best results.  So we decided to put together a list of things to look for before you start painting furniture pieces and how to fix them.

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Summer Kickoff Giveaway

summer giveaway beach {www.canarystreetcrafts.com}

Good morning!  If you’ve hung out with us for a while you’ll know that we rarely post on the weekends, but we thought today’s post was worthy of it!  We’re joining some of our blogging friends to give you the chance to win $375 in cash plus a gorgeous Kate Spade watch.

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Baseball Subway Art Cabinet

 

MCM baseball subway art cabinet {Canary Street Crafts}

When we picked up this old cabinet, we weren’t sure exactly what we were going to do with it.  I don’t dislike Mid Century Modern style furniture, it’s just not a style I’m typically drawn to.  After it sat in my garage for a few weeks, we came up with an idea to do something cool that would fit in a young boy’s bedroom or playroom.

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